Being Prepared for Battle 2 Corinthians 10:1-6 Intro A. Attention Getter – For those of you who don’t know, I am in the National Guard. There was one time when I was in Fort Benning, Georgia. Our unit was running missions, we were training to better equip ourselves if we were ever deployed. The mission we were running was called operation ‘Loan Wolf’, the mission was basically this, we were to cross over enemy lines, one team was supposed to cut the enemy communication lines, while the other team flanked left in the enemy village. They were supposed to stop just outside the village, take cover and shoot 3 grenades out of the one grenade launcher that our team had, my buddy Hoskins was assigned to shoot the 3 grenades into a two story house that intelligence had told us that there was a leading Al-Qaeda leader there. Well, we crossed over enemy lines, being undetected the whole time, Alpha team went half a click east to cut the lines, immediately after we had radio confirmation that the lines were cut, Hoskins was supposed to shoot the 3 grenades into the upper window of the west side of the building. No problem right? Just one, Hoskins forgot to grab the 3 grenades before we left. So the mission was a fail B. Read the passage C. Give background to passage D. Need – Many Christians are like my friend Hoskins. They gear up, getting all prepared for the battle, they even start off the mission strong. I remember Hoskins leading our team through the woods. No one would have
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Second of all, our first mission the “pump house” when we made all i heard was a loud boom. We were hit by an IED ( improvised explosive devise) as we were entering the gate of the pump house. Mat was the only one who had suffered any kind of injury he a concussion. SSG Scott then told us to calm down and go to a post til we get the situation under control. We stood on our post for 12 straight hours in till we got some help to gain control of the situation.
In this quote, Paul describes what was going through his fellow soldiers and his mind as they enter the war. Remarque also writes that soldier in the
Serving in the United States Navy, Army, and North Carolina Army National Guard for a combined total of 21 years before honorably retiring in July 2013 has always been one of many life achievements that I have been profoundly fond of. During my Army tenure, I was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as one of a few non-Special Forces support medics for the 3rd Special Forces Group. In order to stay assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group, it was highly recommended that all soldiers were Airborne qualified. So, I was able to overcome my fear of heights by successfully completing Airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia and earning my parachutist’s badge before returning to Fort Bragg. While still assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group, I participated in the State Department’s African Response Crisis Initiative with assignments located in Northern Africa. I would accompany Special Forces operators and provide support as they would provide training based on a common peacekeeping doctrine and the supply of interoperable communications equipment, which would enable the units to work together more effectively.
The point of this mission was to catch the Somali warlord, Aidid, who was responsible for much of the suffering. He was a drug lord who ruled over Mogadishu. He controlled international ports and used food as his weapon against the people. Some of the surrounding countries supported Aidid by supplying him with ammunition and weapons. Howard and his team notices signs of leaked information. The Seal Team Six had to ally with other military forces in order to get things back in their control. The CIA had given the Seals and their allied forces permission to go after Aidid’s headquarters. They loaded up one hundred and sixty men in nineteen aircrafts and twelve vehicles. They thought this was going to be a routine operation. Headed to battle, Aidid’s followers unloaded thousands of rounds of ammo on the Seals and their supporters. They got out of the vehicles and fired back. Howard had received orders to go back to the vehicle when he was shot in the knee. The CCT, the doctor, came down from one of the helicopters and put some gauze in Howard’s knee. Howard was back on his feet. Soon this mission would change from a prisoner snatch to a rescue, because now the helicopters were being shot down. The Seals
On June 3rd, 2015, I enlisted in the United States Army Nation Guard. Two years later, I have yet to regret making that decision. I now work there fulltime and my passion for the Guard continues to grow. While some dread when Monday rolls around, I embrace it. I love my job not just for its unique experience but for the bond between the people who work there.
The helicopters kept the monsters back for a while but then the monsters started tearing through every inch of the wall. That’s when they blew the explosives on the outside of the
The mission called for two teams of four Apaches to fly at an altitude of 50 feet and 130 knots in the dark Iraqi night. To ensure that the mission went as planned, MG Cody personally piloted one of the lead Apaches during the mission. Air Force MH-53 Pave Lows escorted the Apaches with their advanced radar capabilities to mitigate the risk of the high speed low altitude flight. They were separated into two teams to ensure that all targets could be engaged simultaneously and that the enemy would not be able to relay the message that they were under attack. If the Apaches failed to destroy any of the targets, it would lead to the Americans losing the element of surprise and would also mean failure to open the required airspace for the F-15s and EF-111s to begin their air
There were three large factors that likely led to the failure of the operation. Those three were the fact that a last minute change in plans caused the meeting place to be moved from an enclosed underground bunker to a building above ground. As well as that, due to war injuries, Stauffenberg only managed to arm one of the two bombs. and not long before the explosion, the bomb was moved away from Hitler.
This event could have resulted in devastating casualties to the FGH and testifies to the rampant miscommunication of the engagement. Another bridge was discovered and modified to allow the passage of the troopers, who went on to successfully raid several German machine gun nests. Though the failure of the tanks and infantry to seize their objectives allowed for the Germans to inflict them, the FGH suffered incredible casualties in their attacks on German positions; only a stampede of their mounts towards enemy lines to cover the retreat permitted the survivors to escape to friendly lines. The first operation in which cavalry and armoured units were to be used in tandem for maximum efficiency proved ineffective as the advance troops failed
After the briefing, I met with the team. We had learned that we were to set up on a road. I felt there was no point in all six of us sitting on the road all night long so I gave the command to take it in watches. God forgive me for giving that order.
Effectiveness in missions is not simply a matter of having a better technique—nor is it solely dependent on us having a smart, integrated strategy, even though that is essential. The ultimate and critical ingredient is our relationship with the Lord and our willingness to love Him with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27). Jesus also said, “If you love Me, keep My commands” (John 14:15). The question is where to start and how to get into that space where we can be most effective at discipling. We propose that many of us as individuals and also as a church need to go right back and start at bedrock. The Bible has some very graphic imagery for building our lives on a poor foundation. Older readers may recall singing a chorus about building a house on the sand and inviting ruin when the rain came down and the floods came up. The house built on the rock survived. Simple stuff, but full of truth. It comes from Matthew 7:24.
Imagine a samurai and a knight face to face ready to fight. Even though their training battle technique, and their codes of honor were very similar, the knights have more advantages in a battle against a samurai. In a one on one battle, the advantage would be to the knight and this can be seen in their training, weapons and armor, also their beliefs.
Ephesians 6:10 – 13 introduces the reader to the imagery of a battle that is to be fought. Paul gives the command to the believer to stand his ground against the onslaught. With this command he also provides the means by which to do so successfully, while at the same time pinpointing the enemy that they will face. As a start, Paul highlights the fact that believers should find their strength in God. Snodgrass (1996) explains that “Paul had prayed [Eph 1:19] that the readers would know the greatness of God’s work; now he exhorts them to use this power” (p. 338). Consequently, the believer should not only find his strength in Him but also don the full armor that has been given to them by God himself. Clothed in His armor, the believer will be able to stand against the enemy.
B. In 2-3 paragraphs, evaluate your findings in point A. What are the apostles saying by quoting the Old Testament? What is their interpretation when they use these quotations? What is their primary message?